Sam Hiatt

Sam Hiatt

Summary

I recently graduated from the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication in December of 2010, receiving my B.A. in Communication with an emphasis on Public Relations. I have held a variety of jobs during my high school and college years and believe that they have not only helped me to prepare for my professional career, but have also shaped me as an individual, teaching me the value of hard work and self reliance. Much of my time has been spent working in the restaurant industry, which has not only taught me invaluable communication skills, but also how to interact and communicate successfully with every personality and situation I am presented with. During my time with Genie Industries, I gained experience with a variety of computer programs, as well as learning how to work as a group in a professional office environment. I am a hard worker who looks to constantly push the envelope and expand my knowledge of whatever field I find myself in.

Work History

Work History

Environmental Health and Safety Intern

Genie Industries

At Genie Industries I worked as an intern in the Environmental Health and Safety Department. Throughout the course of my work, my primary job was to compile an internet database of all the chemicals used throughout the factory and to make all information about those chemicals organized and easily accessible. I began with what was an outdated stack of binders and paperwork and was able to compile an up to date online database that was available to all employees within the company which offered much greater ease of use.

Student Caller

Call-a-Coug

I worked as a student caller with the objective of reaching out to alumni, parents and friends of WSU.

May 2010 - Present

Server / Bartender

Banyan's on the Ridge

I am currently employed as both a server and bartender by Banyan’s on the Ridge. Banyan’s is located on the Palouse Ridge golf course and is one of Pullman’s only true fine dining experiences.

Aug 2011 - Present

Financial Representative

Northwestern Mutual Financial Network
Apr 2009 - Aug 2009

Maintanence Technician

Coug Housing

I worked for Coug Housing as a maintenance technician, helping to repair and paint apartments and other housing during the turn over period.

May 2008 - Aug 2008

Painter

College Pro

I worked as an exterior painter on houses all throughout the greater Seattle area. I did jobs such as power washing, prepping the house for paint (scraping, sanding, caulking, etc.), and the actual paint work which involved the use of both brush and roll techniques and an industrial sprayer.

Jun 2005 - Aug 2006

Server

Cucina Cucina

I worked as a server at Cucina Cucina for about a year before eventually leaving in order to go to school at WSU.

Education

Education
2006 - 2010

Communications

Washington State University

Graduate of the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication. Achieved a B.A. in Communication with an emphasis on Public Relations.

Skills

Skills

Social Media

Through my education at Washington State University, I was fortunate to be able to work with and be instructed by Brett Atwood. Brett helped us to learn and implement the use of programs such as VisualCV, LinkedIn, Twitter, Google Docs, and many other tools useful in the field of public relations and marketing.

Communication

As well as working in the restaraunt industry for the majority of my employment, I was also elected to the position of Recruitment Chair for the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity at Washington State University. As recruitment chair, I was in charge of coordinating and planning each and every event in an effort to recruit new members to the fraternity. With little funding from the National Fraternity and a short period of time to work with, I was able to recruit one of the largest pledge classes to join the fraternity in recent years. This experienced coupled with my employment history has helped me to be an excellent and very persuasive communicator.